Visiting Scholarships, University of St Andrews Research Library

Due: 10 January, 2015

To celebrate the opening of their new Research Library, the University of St Andrews instituted in 2014 a new scheme of visiting scholarships. These scholarships are intended to underwrite the costs of a period of work with our library’s Special Collections. Six scholars were chosen for summer residency in 2014, and it is intended to appoint a similar number in 2015. (For more information, click here.)

St Andrews University has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation. The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography. In addition to a substantial collection of incunabula and early printed books, the library has a significant eighteenth-century collection dating from its period as a Copyright Library (1710-1836). The archives also include an exceptional collection of 15th -16th century materials relating to Fife and to the University and city of St Andrews.

The scholarships are open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university. Applications for 2015 should be submitted electronically on the attached application form by 10 January 2015. A longer description of the research highlights of the St Andrews Special Collections can be downloaded here.

Further enquiries can be addressed to the Acting Head of Special Collections, Mrs Rachel Hart, at speccoll@st-andrews.ac.uk .


Teaching Fellow in Medieval History, University of Leeds – Faculty of Arts, School of History
Due: 11th January 2015

Fixed term from September 2015 until 30 June 2016

The School of History seeks to appoint a temporary Teaching Fellow in Medieval History while Dr Emilia Jamroziak is on research leave in Germany, holding a Humbold Foundation Fellowship, during the academic year 2015-16.

With relevant teaching experience in Medieval History in Higher Education, you will hold a doctorate in a relevant field, or be very close to the submission of a doctoral thesis. An interest in ecclesiastical and religious history would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Graham Loud, tel. +44(0)113-343- 3601, email G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; or to Dr Emilia Jamroziak, tel. + 44(0)113-343-33592, email E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk

Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs


CHI Visiting Fellows Program, Pennsylvania State University

Application review begins 15 January, 2015

The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to three visiting fellows for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

Taking “information” in its broadest possible senses, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. Fellowships are awarded at two levels: Senior Fellowships, appropriate for scholars employed in tenure-track positions at any level, are for one year, and carry no teaching obligation; Junior (postdoctoral) Fellowships are for two years, and require fellows to teach one course per year. Salaries for both Senior and Junior Fellows are $50,000; support also includes research/travel funding and a benefits package. Fellows have access to extensive research design support, as well as to grant-writing and job market workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and research consultation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State’s University Park campus and to participate in the Center’s weekly lunches and lecture series.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials (obtained by July 30, 2015) and a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. CHI also encourages co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. At least one Fellow each year should have a background in or a research project oriented towards library research.

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2015, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV (please include names/emails of three references), and a writing sample of 25-30pp, electronically here. Applicants for Junior Fellowships should also upload a one-page description of an undergraduate course they might teach in their field of expertise. Visit the CHI website at http://chi.la.psu.edu/


Mellon Fellowships at The Humanities Institute,  LuEsther T.Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden

Due: 15 January, 2015

The Humanities Institute—a new division in the LuEsther T.Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden—has developed various programs and activities to further its mission of reuniting the arts and sciences; one of those includes a generous Fellowship Program, the link is: http://www.nybg.org/files/FELLOWSHIP-HUMANITIES-INSTITUTE-11-4-14.pdf

As is indicated in further detail in the link, the Humanities Institute offers a full-year Mellon Fellowship for graduate students (PhD candidates) and post docs in the environmental humanities, including the arena of urban planning, architecture, landscape and garden design, biology, ecology, environmental ethics, and cultural geography.

Please note the dates of the fellowship comprise the calendar year 2015—with fellowships starting this coming spring rather than later in the autumn.    For more info see: www.nybg.org


Harry Ransom Center Fellowships

Due: 15 January, 2015

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.

The Ransom Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 fellowships, which will support research visits that will take place during the period June 1, 2015-August 31, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Center’s website by January 15, 2015, 5 p.m. CST. More information about the fellowships and the Ransom Center’s collections is available online at http://budurl.com/dua6.

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. In the 25 years since the fellowship program’s inauguration, the Center has supported the research of more than 900 scholars from around the world through fellowship awards.

Questions about the fellowship program or application instructions should be directed to ransomfellowships@utexas.edu.


Villa I Tatti Fellowships

Graduate Visiting Fellowship deadline: January 15, 2015
Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship deadline: February 2, 2015
Mellon Visiting Fellowship deadline: February 2, 2015

Apply Online for the following Fellowships, all held at Villa I Tatti: Smyth (3 months), Mellon (3-6 months), and Graduate (1 semester). A PhD is required only for the first category. All are for advanced study in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

For forms, go here: https://itatti.slideroom.com/#/Login

For more information, go here: http://itatti.harvard.edu/research/fellowships


Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in English 1550-1760, St. John’s College, Oxford

Due: 26 January 2015

St. John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in English (without membership of Governing Body). The appointment is available from 1st October 2015 and will end on 30th September 2020. Applications for this post are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The person elected will be expected to teach literary topics and writers from the period 1550 to 1760, including a separate paper on Shakespeare, to St John’s undergraduates, for eight hours each week during full term. They will also take a significant role in the organisation of teaching English, and English for associated joint subjects in the College; and will also be expected to share pastoral duties and to participate in undergraduate admissions, College Open Days and school visits. The election to the Fellowship will be for one year in the first instance, renewable subject to a satisfactory report on the specified duties. No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the College must be sought before any are undertaken. The successful candidate will hold or be close to completing a doctoral degree in English at the time of application, and will be expected to engage in original research. The period 1st October 2019 – 30th September 2020 will be a sabbatical year to permit the Fellow to further their research. The successful applicant will assist the English Fellows in a recruitment drive to increase the number of people applying to read English at St John’s, this drive to be implemented during the period of the Fellowship.

The annual salary will be on the University’s Grade 6 for Academic Staff (currently £27,057 – £35,256). The Fellow will have rights to lunches and dinners without charge during those weeks of the year when the kitchen is open, the use of an office, and certain College benefits and allowances including research expenses (currently up to a maximum of £1,500 per year) and a housing allowance (currently £5,775 per year).

Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure, can be found on the College’s website at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk


Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
Due: 1 February 2015

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City has generously funded annual postdoctoral Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for nearly a decade. The grant provides for up to four Fellowships each year, to be used for research at the Institute in the medieval field of the holder’s choice. Mellon Fellows will also participate in the interdisciplinary Research Seminar. The Mellon Fellowships are intended for young medievalists of exceptional promise who have completed their doctoral work, ordinarily within the previous five years, and have defended their thesis successfully before the 1 February application deadline, and may include those who are starting on their professional academic careers at approximately the Assistant Professor level. Fellowships, are valued at approximately Can $35,000.

For more info:  http://www.pims.ca/academics/post-doctoral-mellon-fellowships


Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature, Merton College Oxford

Due: 9 February 2015

Salary £29,203 pa, plus a housing allowance of £10,000 pa or free accommodation

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for four years commencing on 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as a researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be:

to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old and Middle English;
to contribute to the wider academic research environment in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and
to teach undergraduates reading English for up to six weighted hours per week in full term.

The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.

The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

To access the online application form go here.

The closing date for applications is 9 February 2015.
Interviews will be held in College on 23 March 2015.


Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships 2015-2016

Short-term fellowships due March 1, 2015

Each year, the Folger Institute offers 50 long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage use of the exceptional collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.

For application info, go to: http://www.folger.edu/Content/Folger-Institute/Fellowships/Research-Fellowships.cfm